Showing posts with label polka dots. Show all posts
Showing posts with label polka dots. Show all posts

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Polka Dots Series & New Series

I loved the polka dots series! Mainly because I love circles and dots and have always used them in my paintings.  Here are all of the polka dot series together.

I am starting my new series today which will be house #62. I'm not sure yet what the title will be. I posted this picture of the first steps in preparation for this series.  These are hand made stencils, I made this morning.  I am using the semi - relief technique in making the houses. I use molding paste, similar to plaster. When the molding paste dries, I can paint over the house and add the details.
Check back tonight to see the first house in this series. ..and for the title. Any ideas??

Have a creative day!!!

"I make art to show my soul that I am listening." --Author Unknown

House #61 - Polka Dots 9

A Painted House A Day
House #61
Polka Dots 9


"Art is the stored honey of the human soul." -- TTheodore Dreiser  

House #60 - Polka Dots 8

A Painted House A Day
House #60
Polka Dots 8


"I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them." --Picasso

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

House #58 - Polka Dots 6

A Painted House A Day
House #58
Polka Dots


"The house has to please everyone, contrary to the work of art which does not.  The work is a private matter for the artist, the house is not."-- Adolf Loos

Monday, May 19, 2014

House #57 - Polka Dots 5

A Painted House A Day
House # 57
Polka Dots 5

I love this passage! I came across it tonight as I was looking for a qoute about home. I may have to read the book...


"When one is traveling,  everything looks brighter and lovelier.   That does not mean it IS brighter and lovlier; it just means that sweet, kindly home suffers in comparison to tarted-up foreign places with all their jewels on." --Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of her own Making

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014

House #54 -Polka Dots 2

A Painted House A Day
House #54
Polka Dots 2

"I don't think there is ever a wrong time for a polka dot. " --Marc Jacobs

Thursday, May 15, 2014

House #53 - Polka Dots 1

A Painted House A Day
House #53
Polka Dots 1

I finished the rain series and must have loved the image of drops in the rain...As I am now starting the next series with more dots...Polka Dots!!!

I love this first Polka Dot house...the bright colors are fun and spring like.
I found this link about an actual painted polka dot house...check it out! http://extraordinaryintelligence.com/polka-dot-house-causes-media-buzz/ That would be a fun project,  but I think I will stick to my 4 x 4 inch houses on canvas.

"Home is the place we love best and grumble the most." --Billy Sunday